Well, we’ve finally come to the conclusion of another book of the Bible. We appreciate that you have been keeping up with us thus far and we also appreciate your support through prayers, comments, and shares. We have certainly learned a lot about Jesus, his origin, mission, and function. This fourth Gospel described the mystery of the identity of Jesus. The Gospel developed a Christology—and explanation of Christ’s nature and origin. John clearly depicts Jesus as the Son of God. There was no doubt in his mind of Christ’s nature, neither should there be in ours. The same Jesus that forgave the sins of the prostitute cast at His feet is the one that can forgive us of our sins. The same Jesus that raised Lazarus from the dead is the one who can awaken you from your spiritual death to everlasting life. The same Jesus that defeated Satan on the cross revealing His true character to the entire world is now waiting for you to join Him when He comes for those who have accepted His sacrifice on their behalf.
But it’s not over yet. We’ve only covered two books and there are 64 more to go. And now we will go back to the second book of the Bible: Exodus. Genesis 50 concluded with the arrival of Joseph’s family in Egypt. More than 400 years later, the new leadership in Egypt—feeling threatened by the size of Jacob’s descendants—decides to campaign to subdue the Israelite’s, forcing them into slavery. I don’t want to tell you the whole story now; you’re going to have to follow along. Throughout this book, try to keep in mind how the people of Israel reflect your own personal walk with God. Were the Israelite’s a lot different from you and me? I hope you will enjoy this reading and realize that everything God did for the Israelite’s and Moses during this time He wants to do for you and me.
“I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that all our ancestors [who left Egypt] were under the cloud, and they all went through the sea…these things happened to make them an example for others. These things were written down as a warning for us who are living in the closing days of history.” (1 Corinthians 10:1, 11)
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